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  • #2306527

    Installation key


    by lucian1960 ·

    Is there a way to change the installation key ?
    WIndows Update says I have a wrong installation key !!!

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    • #3358287

      Installation key

      by saihib ·

      In reply to Installation key

      This should work.

    • #3358248

      Installation key

      by dmiles ·

      In reply to Installation key

      To change the product ID

      Log in as the local Administrator
      Click Start > Run > and type in Regedit
      Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\wpaevents

      In the right pane, right-click OOBETimer, and then click Modify
      Change at least one digit of this value to deactivate Windows
      Click OK and close regedit
      Click Start > Run and type in: “%systemroot%\system32\oobe\msoobe.exe /a”
      Click Yes, I want to telephone a customer service representative toactivate Windows, and then click Next
      Click Change Product Key (at the bottom)
      Enter your valid Corporate Product Key
      Press Update and close the window.
      If you are returned to the previous window, click Remind me later
      Restart your computer

    • #3357075

      Installation key

      by rdc ·

      In reply to Installation key

      go to
      Answer security warning with NO !!!
      go to second half of the page
      you need a crack crack

    • #3356941

      Installation key

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Installation key

      One of the ‘features’ of Windows XP service pack 1 is a detailed check for a valid Windows License.

      There are a number of license keys that have been identified as being distributed falsely.

      If you have a bootleg version of XP, you will need to purchase an actual license, and update the product key and activation.

      If you have a valid copy of XP, then you should contact Microsoft, and have them assist you in correcting the problem.

      Remember, you can only install and activate XP on ONE PC per licensed copy.


    • #3530338

      Installation key

      by wlbowers ·

      In reply to Installation key

      Someone posted a KeyGenerator on the web for Windows XP. A lot of people downloaded this and enjoyed the wonders of XP for free.

      To counter act this as The Chas has stated Microsoft in a update disabled the Key numbers that they feel were invalid.

      If your ID was valid you can contact Microsoft and they will fix the problem. If it wasn’t valid Good Luck.


    • #2672868

      Reply To: Installation key

      by acstech01 ·

      In reply to Installation key

      You can use one of the XP Key Generators (please use
      only if this is a legal copy!), but scan them thoroughly
      with an antivirus program, some of them are virus-

      Also, Microsoft should be able to help you out.

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